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Smart Attachment Style Test

Based on the work of Dr. Judith A. Feeney, Ph.D.

Attachment styles are one of the most important concepts in psychology. According to attachment theory, the way we adapt to caregivers while young leaves a lasting effect on the way we approach relationships in adulthood.

The claims of attachment theory are backed by longitudinal studies made by both psychologists and biologists. Figuring out your attachment style can help you realize why the kind of partners you meet always seem to carry with them the same type of problems.

What is your attachment style? For each of the following statements, indicate how well it applies to you below.

Question 1 of 24

I worry that my partner is intentionally ignoring my phone calls or texts, or at least not responding to them as quickly as a loving partner should.



The IDRlabs 7 Minute Attachment Style Test (IDR-7MAST) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-7MAST is based on the work of Dr. Judith A. Feeney, Ph.D., Dr. Patricia Noller, Ph.D., and Dr. Mary Hanrahan, Ph.D., who created the Attachment Style Questionnaire (ASQ). The IDR-7MAST is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of psychopathology or any affiliated research institutions.

The IDRlabs 7 Minute Attachment Style Test was informed by the ASQ as published in Feeney, Judith; Noller, Patricia; Hanrahan, Mary, 1994. In assessing adult attachment. In M. B. Sperling & W. H. Berman (Eds.), Attachment in adults: Clinical and developmental perspectives (pp. 128-152). New York: Guilford Press; Feeney, J. A., & Noller, P. (1990). Attachment style as a predictor of adult romantic relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 58(2), 281–291; Feeney, J. A., Noller, P., & Hanrahan, M. (1994). Attachment Style Questionnaire (ASQ). APA PsycTests.

The work of Dr. Feeney, Dr. Noller, and Dr. Hanrahan has also informed some of the diagnostic criteria in the form of the widely used psychological instrument, the ASQ, for clinical use especially by qualified mental health professionals. The present test is intended for educational purposes only. IDRlabs and the present IDRlabs 7 Minute Attachment Style Test are independent of the above researchers, therapists, authors, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.

The 7 Minute Attachment Style Test is based on a famous and well-regarded inventory for the assessment of relationship patterns, which may include early and adult attachment styles. However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first takes and cannot provide accurate assessments of your attachment style. Therefore, the test is intended to be used for educational purposes only. A definitive mental health assessment can be made only by a qualified mental health professional.

As the publishers of this free online 7 Minute Attachment Style test, which allows you to screen yourself for the indications of having an anxious and/or avoidant attachment style, we have strived to make the test as reliable and valid as possible by subjecting this test to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present 7 Minute Attachment Style Test do not provide professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This 7 Minute Attachment Style Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores related to the four classical attachment style patterns.

2. Grounded in research. This instrument is based on the work of Ph.D.s and is designed to deliver a clear picture of the respondent’s current relationship and attachment style patterns (indicating secure, anxious, dismissive, or fearful attachment) as measured according to standardized items.

3. Statistical controls. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

4. Made by professionals. The present test has been made with the input of people who work professionally with psychology and individual differences research.